Paying Your Tax By Direct Debit Monthly

By Gary Robinson / November 2, 2020

People owe debt to HMRC for a variety of reasons and the best payment solution differs from individual to individual. HMRC takes its responsibility seriously to make sure that people who can pay do so on time, whilst providing extra, bespoke support to people facing financial hardship or in personal difficulty. If you’re facing difficulty…

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Tier Local Lockdown

By Gary Robinson / October 22, 2020

There is expected to announce a three-tier alert system of medium, high and very high risk, in the face of escalating numbers of infections in the various parts of the country. Tier one, the lowest level of concern, would see national restrictions such as the rule of six, a 10pm curfew on restaurants and pubs…

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Cronavirus & the Winter Economy

By Gary Robinson / October 10, 2020

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new package to keep the economy moving during winter, in spite of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Measures include a new job support scheme, continuing reduced VAT rates, and additional time to pay deferred taxes. At a glance The Winter Economy Plan came as the government cancelled the Autumn 2020…

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Tax Scams in the Pandemic

By Gary Robinson / October 8, 2020

A Freedom of Information request from the firm has revealed taxpayers reported 9,948 Covid-related scams to HMRC between January and June. Activity peaked in May, with 5,048 incidents explicitly mentioning Covid, then proceeded to fall by over 55% to 2,495 in June. The total number of all phishing scams reported to HMRC was 44,777 in…

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Kickstart Scheme

By Gary Robinson / September 7, 2020

You can use the Kickstart Scheme to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The job placements should support the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find work after completing the scheme. Funding is available for 100% of…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Compliance Letters

By Gary Robinson / August 30, 2020

The first wave of compliance letters regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) were issued last week as HMRC moves into the post transaction review phase of the scheme. The first batch of letters started to land on doormats from Wednesday 18 August. HMRC will be asking questions where they have concerns over the validity…

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Furloughed Workers and Redundancy Payments

By Gary Robinson / August 13, 2020

Employees with more than two years’ continuous service who are made redundant are usually entitled to a statutory redundancy payment that is based on length of service, age and pay, up to a statutory maximum. The government said throughout the pandemic, it has urged businesses to do right by their employees and pay those being…

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R&D Tax Credits

By Gary Robinson / July 23, 2020

R&D tax credits A guide to the tax relief available to innovative SMEs. Research and development (R&D) tax relief for small companies provides an enhanced deduction for the costs of qualifying R&D projects. R&D tax relief for large companies is given as an expenditure credit in the company’s profit and loss account before the tax…

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Flexable Furlough

By Gary Robinson / July 16, 2020

1. Who can go on flexible furlough? From 1 July 2020 only employees that employers successfully claimed a previous government grant for will be eligible for more grants under the Job Retention Scheme. This means they must have previously been furloughed for at least three consecutive weeks taking place any time between 1 March and…

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Cashflow Forecast

By Gary Robinson / July 4, 2020

Predicting your future… with financial forecasting With the pandemic still very much on the mind of business owner there has never being an more important time to look at cash-flow forecasting to ensure that your business has the cash to pay suppliers, wages. An all too common story Have you ever experienced that moment when…

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